alternative history

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alternative history

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alternate history

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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a genre of fiction in which the author speculates on how the course of history might have been altered if a particular historical event had had a different outcome
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On October 25 Erasmus Bottle, Alternative Historian of the North, discovers that modern technology makes it possible for the elderly to share their complaints across the community.
Erasmus Bottle, the alternative historian of the North, returns with his story of The Whisky Dogs, describing what happens when the high-pressure life of a London advertising agency meets the world of Scotch whisky.
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